About This Chapter
Types of Workplace Harassment - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors present different types of workplace harassment. Employees learn to distinguish between hostile environment harassment, quid pro quo harassment and sexual harassment. Lessons on forms of harassment, such as non-verbal harassment and third-party harassment, explain what constitutes each of these forms of harassment and provide instruction on how to prevent them from happening in your workplace.
Engaging video lessons clearly illustrate harassing behaviors, and lesson quizzes allow your employees to check their understanding of harassment issues. Comprehension of each lesson's key concepts can also be verified with the chapter exam.
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: In order to contribute to a safe and productive work environment, employees need to be aware of the behaviors that are unacceptable in the workplace.
- Improves behavior: By learning about the types of workplace harassment, employees can ensure their office behavior is appropriate.
- Educates employees: Distinguishing between the types of harassment will also help employees recognize and report incidents of harassment.
- Teaches professionalism: By understanding and incorporating the principles taught in this chapter, employees will be able to maintain respectful working relationships.
By the end of this chapter, employees will be able to:
- Define and provide an overview of hostile environment harassment and distinguish it from quid pro quo harassment
- Define sexual favoritism, and verbal and nonverbal forms of harassment
- Define Internet and email harassment and explain why it is illegal
- Understand third-party harassment and what companies can do to prevent it
1. Types of Workplace Harassment: Verbal, Nonverbal, Physical & Visual
Conduct constituting workplace sexual harassment can come in various forms. In this lesson, you'll learn about verbal, nonverbal, physical and visual forms of workplace sexual harassment. A short quiz follows.
2. Quid Pro Quo Harassment: Definition & Examples
Quid pro quo harassment is one of the most common types of sexual harassment. Learn more about quid pro quo from examples, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Sexual Harassment: 'Quid Pro Quo' vs. 'Hostile Environment' Harassment
Sexual harassment occurs any time comments, gestures, or physical contact transpires which is unwelcome, repetitive, and deliberate. This lesson defines two types of sexual harassment ('quid pro quo' and 'hostile environment') and provides examples of each.
4. The Differences Between Sexual Favoritism & Sexual Harassment
Sometimes life is not fair and this can often be said of workplace sexual favoritism. In this lesson, you'll learn the difference between sexual harassment and sexual favoritism. You'll also learn when sexual favoritism is tolerated and when it is not.
5. Bullying in the Workplace
Bullying does not only happen in schools, but it also can happen in the workplace. In this lesson, we will learn the definition of workplace bullying, the effects, and how to handle workplace bullying.
6. Abusive Conduct in the Workplace: Definition & Prevention
In this lesson, you'll learn about abusive conduct in the workplace, including the different forms it can take. You'll also find ways for employers, employees, and victims to stop and prevent it.
7. Internet & Email Harassment at Work: Definitions & Examples
The Internet and email have improved our communication and work life in many ways, but they have also expanded the risk for workplace sexual harassment. In this lesson, find out how this happens. A short quiz follows.
8. Third-Party Sexual Harassment: Definition & Examples
Workplace sexual harassment doesn't always involve supervisors and co-workers; sometimes it involves an individual outside of an employee's organization. In this lesson, you'll learn about third-party sexual harassment.
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